View Full Version : [ubuntu] Ubuntu Device Detection Database

September 16th, 2009, 03:06 AM
Running Hardy 8.04

Ok, I installed this via Add/remove. It seems that it is supposed to install itself in applications>system tools.

But, I can't seem to find it anywhere.

I'm also not exactly sure if its what I'm looking for exactly either.

I'm looking for a program that tells me what devices I have installed. System monitor tells me my processor and RAM, but, is there something that would tell me what motherboard/HDD etc.

Just wondering if it exists. I understand that "crack open the case and look" is an option, but if you've ever fought with Dell Optiplex GX260 cases, you'll understand why I want a program doing it for me!

September 16th, 2009, 03:10 AM
I don't know much about the device detection database from Add/Remove but I'm aware of the dmidecode from the terminal which provides some interesting information about what's under the hood. You might need to run it with sudo.

September 16th, 2009, 03:17 AM
Cool, thanks. Not exactly what I was looking for, but a handy little reference anyway.

It does show you lots of info though.